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If you become injured because of the negligence of another, one thing is certain; your life is changed.
You are now dealing with medical bills, lost wages, insurance adjusters, and more. You do not have the time or experience to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies and negligent corporations may take advantage of this by offering to pay your medical bills and lost wages in exchange for a settlement and release. If you accept, you may be sacrificing a significant portion of damages to which you are entitled for pain, disability, and emotional distress, plus future damages to which you are entitled depending on your injuries. Speak with one of our attorneys who will help you understand these issues. We will help you evaluate it. Your initial consultation with our personal injury attorneys is free. Our fees are based on a percentage of your recovery. If there is no recovery, there will be no attorney’s fees.
Car accident victims may recover damages if they are injured by negligent drivers by first establishing the other driver was at fault, then establishing damages; which include past and future pain, disability, emotional distress, past and future medical bills, wage loss, and loss of future earning capacity.
Automobile accident cases can include claims for no-fault benefits as well as under-insured and uninsured motorist benefits. A thorough investigation is necessary to determine which benefits might be available for you.
If you have been in an accident and are interested in consulting with an attorney, contact us. Your initial consultation is free. Our fees are based on a percentage of your recovery. If there is no recovery, there will be no attorney’s fees.
In Minnesota, people with dogs are strictly liable for injuries that they cause (unless the dog was provoked or the injured was trespassing.) A dog owner/keeper is liable for dog bites and injuries from a dog attack, including being knocked down. Scars from dog attacks may have long lasting effects and are likely eligible for compensation.
If you have been injured by a dog and are interested in consulting with an attorney, contact us. Your initial consultation is free. Our fees are based on a percentage of your recovery. If there is no recovery, there will be no attorney’s fees.
Homeowners and business establishments must maintain their property to protect people who are visiting the property. Property owners are not liable simply because someone falls and gets hurt on their property. An injured person must establish negligence. Obtaining as much information as possible about the fall is critical for our attorneys to evaluate, whether or not a claim exists. Often special considerations surrounding the conditions of the floor, ice, snow, or foreign substance on the floor come into play. If you are interested in consulting with an attorney to learn more, contact us.
Minnesota law includes statutes that establish liability on a person who illegally provides alcohol which results in the injury of a third party. There are four elements to a statutory claim:
- Illegal sale
- Illegal sale contributing to a person’s intoxication
- A person’s intoxication is a direct cause of the victim's damages
- The victim was damaged
The purpose of this statute is to establish that the person who illegally provided the alcohol is liable for the injuries caused by the intoxicated person. People who may make a claim include a wide range of people who are affected by the actions of the intoxicated person, including his family or dependents. A social host may also be liable if he or she provides alcohol to someone under the age of 21 who becomes intoxicated and injuries occur as a result. Commercial establishments which sell liquor maintain “Dram Shop Insurance,” which is used to pay these types of claims. An illegal sale is usually:
- Sale to an obviously intoxicated person
- An after-hours sale
- A private club sale to a non-club member
An injured person can recover damages for pain, disability and emotional distress, and his family for loss of means of support and other types of damages.
If you or someone close to you has been injured by an intoxicated person, you should promptly speak with an attorney at the O’Brien & Wolf Law Firm to discuss your rights.